Social Identity Theory

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Who produced the theory of Social Identity and when?
Tajfel and Turner 1979
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What are three processes involved in being prejudice against out-group members?
Social Categorisation, Social identification, Social compaarison.
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What is Social Categorisation?
Seperating individuals into one of two groups, "like us" and "not like us"
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What is Social Identification?
Showing your identification with a group more overtly, e.g clothes
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What is Social Comparison?
Individuals sense of self wrapped up in in-group. Bask in reflected glory.
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What three variables contribute to in-group favroutism?
Permeability (Extent they identify), Security (extent to which there
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What is an application of Social Identity Theory?
Football fans
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How does Tajfel et al. (1970) Support SIT?
Boys awarded more "money" to members of their in-group. Supports in-group favouritism.
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How does Levine et al (2005) support SIT?
Football fans were more likely to help someone who tripped, if they were wearing team colours as opposed to neutral or opposite team clothing.
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What other study opposes SIT?
Realistic Conflict Theory.
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How does Dobbs and Crano oppose SIT?
Ppts showed in-group favouritism until asked to justify why, then some stopped some continued, more complex.
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